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    Salt and Pepper Gambas (Spanish-Style Shrimp)

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    English_Rose's Note:

    A multicoloured array of peppercorns and chillies ground together adds fire to these deep-fried Spanish shrimp scented with ginger and garlic.

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    • 1 lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and intestinal threads removed
    • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
    • 1 bunch scallion, cut into 1 1/2in pieces
    • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and finely shredded
    • 2/3 ounce sea salt, plus extra for soaking
    • 2/3 ounce ground mixed peppercorns, and
    • chile, such as black pepper, green pepper, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and szechuan pepper
    • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


    1. 1
      Soak the shrimp in a large bowl of salty cold water for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat the prawns dry with paper towels.
    2. 2
      Heat a generous quantity of vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 350F then fry the shrimp for just 20 seconds, working in batches if necessary. Drain on paper towels.
    3. 3
      Lightly coat a wok with some oil and stir-fry the scallions, garlic and ginger.
    4. 4
      Add the deep-fried shrimp and the salt and pepper. Stir-fry for 20 seconds and serve hot with chopped cilantro sprinkled on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 21, 2007


      I was in two minds about this one, 4 stars or 5... in the end it gets 4 stars because the mix of fresh ginger, pepper, cilantro/coriander and garlic were just devine and at certain points the chili powder/cayenne were a little too intrusive for our tastes. I put ours into bowls and the seasoning mix went a little to the bottom of the bowl so although it was mixed well at first there was a big difference in flavour of the shrimp at the top and the bottom. I would definiately make this again but with less chili powder. Please see my rating system: 4 excellent stars for a recipe that I will be delighted to tweek to make into a 5 star one for our tastes. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Salt and Pepper Gambas (Spanish-Style Shrimp)

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 143.1
    Calories from Fat 18
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 172.5 mg
    Sodium 2025.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 24.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh gingerroot

    mixed peppercorns

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